The humble origins of The Reklaws (pictured), advice on the Grammys for The Weeknd, and a rave review for TV Freaks. Also in the headlines are Jann Arden, The Clash, Keithmas, David Bowie, Sam Wilson, Drake, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa, Lorde, Toots Hibbert, Alice in Chains, Dizzy Gillespie, and Liam Gallagher.
Montreal concert venue La Vitrola (pictured) is closing, Vancouver clubs are under threat, and an aid package for UK music. Also in the headlines are Rufus Wainwright, maestro Victor Feldbrill, Neil Young, Halifax Pop Explosion, Haviah Mighty, Leonard Cohen, Ernesto Cervini, Sarah Wickett, Hipgnosis, CDs, Kanye West, Roy Ayers, Don Henley, Beyoncé, Suzi Quatro, Ryan Adams, and The Clash.
Hawksley Workman (pictured) gets heavy, Michael Buble to get waxed, and the cautionary tale of Lil Peep. Others in the headlines include Daniel Caesar, Chris Frolic, Drake, Avril Lavigne, Alex Cuba, Music Canada, payola, Miss Pat, vinyl, Taylor Swift, Harry Nilsson, and Katy Perry.
Rheostatics (pictured) attract devoted fans, Drake draws boos, and Neil Young's plans may go to pot. Others in the headlines include Ostrea Lake, BMG, Facebook, Spotify, the Austin scene, SoundCloud, Tencent, Astroworld, ASCAP, The Clash, Tool, Bernie Taupin, and Pete Townshend.
A profile of hitmaker Frank Dukes (pictured), the fallout from Roxodus, and Damhnait Doyle advocates for sober musicians. Others in the headlines include PUP, Kelis, Adam Lambert, Orville Peck, Nico, The Clash, Céline Dion, k.d. lang, Ed Sheeran, Sandy Denny, Thom Yorke, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kylie Minogue, Sharon Osbourne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj.
Myles Goodwyn reunites with a beloved guitar (pictured), Alan Doyle hosts Juno Songwriters’ Circle, and the VSO celebrates its centennial. Also in the news are Meghan Patrick, Jason Plumb, Neil Young. Tune Up Toronto, Bedtracks, Brian May, a Clash exhibit, Ron Wood, John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Dave McEathron, and farewells to Daryl Dragon, Pegi Young, and Dean Ford. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Toronto's declaration of Clash Day raises eyebrows, and a new Drake video benefits a Miami school. Also in the headlines are Katy Perry, Jessie Reyez, the Brit Awards, Anagram, James Jamerson, CSNY, Zaki Ibrahim, Ian Hunter, No Age, and Nicholas Jennings.